The advantages of heating your home with natural gas are numerous, including convenience, energy and cost savings, reliable power supply and environmental benefits. We list the main advantages so that you can make an informed decision.
Unlike electricity, the natural gas supply is not affected by the weather. Supplying it through underground pipelines means that storms will not disrupt the supply, so your home will stay warm no matter what happens outside.
One of the greatest advantages of natural gas is its potential for immediate heating. As soon as the heating or heating system is switched on, a fuse is lit and heat starts to flow into your home. You don't have to wait until the house heats up slowly and you can create a cosy atmosphere right away - imagine the effect of a roaring log fire that can be lit by a switch and then left, without having to collect and carefully lay down the firewood and light it, igniting it, waiting for the flames to be large enough and then continuing to sustain them.
Unlike wood or coal fires, natural gas leaves no smoke, ash or smell. For this reason, gas heaters usually have a longer service life and require less maintenance than other types of heaters.
Natural gas is much cheaper than electricity in most countries. Initial costs associated with the purchase of a gas heater may be higher, but lower operating costs will save money in the long run. Since heating and cooling your home consumes more energy than anything else, including cooking, water heating, lighting and running appliances, this is something that should be carefully considered.
The newer models of duct heating allow you to divide your home into zones, so you can enjoy the convenience of central heating without having to heat every room in the house at the same time, saving both energy and money. Gas powered duct heating also has a constant and constant heat output, no matter how cold it is outside and does not dry out your eyes, unlike reverse circulation heating systems.
Low carbon dioxide emissions
Compared to coal or oil, natural gas causes very low carbon dioxide emissions - about 70% less than other fossil fuels. In fact, the process of burning natural gas is close to perfection, with only a small amount of by-products emitted into the atmosphere as pollutants during its combustion. It emits almost no sulphur, much less nitrogen dioxide and no solid waste.